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Texans blow out Browns for fifth playoff win

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Houston Texans won their first playoff game in nearly five years. The Texans defeated the Cleveland Browns 45-14 on Saturday afternoon at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

This was the Texans first playoff win since the 2019 season. The likelihood is that the team will be on the road next weekend against the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens.

C.J. Stroud throws a pass past Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett during an NFL wild-card playoff football game (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

The only way that will not be the case is if the Pittsburgh Steelers upset the second-seed Buffalo Bills in Buffalo, New York on Monday. The game was pushed back a day due to snow.

The Texans will likely play again next Saturday. The NFL will make the Steelers-Bills winner to play next Sunday.

January Joe suffered his first playoff loss in the Wild Card round. Joe Flacco was previously 5-0 with the Baltimore Ravens.

His previous Wild Card round wins came in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2015.

He is now 10-6 in the playoffs. And this may have been his final NFL game. The 38-year-old is in the tail end of his career.

This was his first playoff appearance since 2015 with the Ravens when they were defeated by the New England Patriots.

With the win, the Texans improved to 5-6 in the playoffs. The Browns fell to 12-22 in the playoffs.

Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud went 16 of 21 for 274 yards. He also had three touchdown passes.

Devin Singletary had 13 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown. Nico Collins had six receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown.

Flacco went 34 of 46 for 307 yards. He had one touchdown pass and two interceptions.

Kareem Hunt had eight carries for 26 yards and a touchdown. David Njoku had seven receptions for 93 yards.

Houston outscored Cleveland 21-0 in the second half. Flacco threw his first interception. Then, Steven Nelson returned it for a 82 yard return for a touchdown.

Flacco then threw his second interception. Christian Harris returned it for a 36-yard return for a touchdown.

Singletary also scored on a 19-yard rushing touchdown.

The Texans led 24-14 at halftime. Stroud had three first half touchdown passes.

He hit Collins for a 15 yard touchdown reception. Stroud also hit Brevin Jordan for a 76 yard touchdown reception.

Stroud then hit Dalton Schultz for a 37 yard touchdown reception. Ka’imi Fairbairn also made a 21 yard field goal.

Hunt scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. He also caught a one-yard touchdown pass from Flacco.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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